BY KAREN AANONSEN
More than 70 years after the first Van Cleef & Arpels Ballerina clip debuted, the designer’s tiny dancers are still capturing imaginations. Taking center stage for the maison in 2015 are four unique, tutu-clad ladies whose costumes come to life in a vivid swirl of diamonds, sapphires, and rubies. Crafted to show their muses in a variety of poses, the brooches stick to brand tradition by outfitting the graceful figures with rose-cut diamond faces. Why continue to use such an antiquated cut? Because of the way its facets delightfully mimic the lines of the face.